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Permanent Collection at Christian Brothers University
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Someday Is Now
Redwood burl with African Blackwood and copper wire.
Hollow form is 6.5" in diameter and 6" tall.
Total height is 14 inches.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Nineteen wood baseballs and one purple ball.
are all around 2 7/8" in diameter.
The seams and stitching
were created using pyrography.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Captured Golf Balls
I know many other people have done this with square blocks of
However, I have never seen it done in the round using a lathe.
Therefore, I thought I would take a shot at it.
R&D tests and
the typical learning curve, there was success.
Each is made from one piece of Hard Maple turned on the lathe.
A small router mounted on the lathe with a 1/4" cutter
is used to make
The balls were inserted using woodturner's magic
by the finishing process.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I spent a week or so reclaiming my shop
and preparing for a demo for the
Mid-South Woodturners Guild.
Setting up my demo gear this way
made it very easy to move the items
from my car to the meeting room and back.
(yes, everything fit in my Honda sedan)
pieces to be used during the demo
My demo topic was reciprocating carving.
Thanks to Mike Maffitt for these two action shots
taken during the demo itself.
These were my finished samples
Two sets of double-ended candlesticks.
One end holds tapers and the other end holds tea lights.
My signature wrinkle carving was done
using a 70-degree V gouge.
The candlesticks measure 4" tall.